June 2017  |   David Richards, Network World

Bank battle for innovation and market share needs huge live data crunching

From self-service chatbots to faster loan decisions, next-generation banking needs big data to be crunched in real time or it won’t deliver the level of service customers expect. When there isn’t much else to choose between brands, customer service becomes an important differentiator, and in...
May 2017  |   David Richards, Network World

How to avoid downtime and disruption when moving data

Increasingly organizations need to move data between data centers and/or the cloud, but the risk of downtime during transition is a sticking point. Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017 is here, and hopefully it will present a fresh opportunity to review some of the cloud’s limitations in...
April 2017  |   David Richards, Cloud Tech News

Four nines & failure rates – will the cloud ever cut it for transactional banking?

Nearly nine hours of unplanned outage a year - in real-time banking? Is it any wonder financial services hasn’t made the final leap into the cloud? Banks looking to take their cloud plans to the next level are likely to have returned to the drawing board following the latest Amazon Web Services...
April 2017  |   David Richards, Network World

Why banking should stay well clear of blockchains

As much as financial services institutions need to innovate, backing the wrong digital platform could be their undoing. If the financial services industry is banking on blockchains as the basis for new service innovation, it will be sorely disappointed. Blockchains’ design principles are...
April 2017  |   David Richards, The Huffington Post

Using Big Data to Fight Dementia

Technology is revolutionising our understanding and treatment of disease. Medical professionals and patients are all producing huge amounts of data on a daily basis from a vast array of sources including electronic health records, genomic sequencing, high-resolution medical imaging, sensing...
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